Advice and Tips

5 Summer Drives in the UK

Advice and Tips // 09 June 2016

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The wet weather and grey skies can often obscure your surroundings when driving in the UK. This often stops people from realising that the UK has some of the best roads and routes available. With summer soon upon us, there will also be a lot more greenery around and hopefully also some sun! Here are some of our favourite drives throughout the UK.

Loch Lomond to Loch Ness

The A82 in Scotland leads you on a 140 mile journey between two famous lakes. The first, Loch Lomond, is the biggest lake in Britain whilst the final one, Loch Ness, is the home of the mythical monster. Between the two lakes there are plenty of mountains, which includes passing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles.

Cheddar Gorge

Somerset’s B3135 is home to Cheddar Gorge. This winding road runs right through the gorge and allows a great view of the limestone cliffs rising above you. Believed to have been created around 1.2 million years ago by floods, driving through the gorge you can sense the prehistoric feel of the place. It is only a short drive but it is definitely a unique one.

Durness to Ullapool

On the northern coast of Scotland lies the A383. Starting at Durness, this drive allows you to view some of the best scenery Britain has to offer whilst also giving you an almost traffic free road to cruise on. If this isn’t enough, you also get to cross the Kylesku Bridge, designed by the famous architect Ove Arup.

Evo Triangle

A rough triangle in North Wales makes up the Evo Triangle. Named after the car magazine, the A5, A543 and B4501 are the roads used for them to test drive cars. Despite good scenery, the triangle is more for the actual drive. If you want a good test of your driving skills this is the route for you.

Holmes Chapel to Alderley Edge

Once named the third best road in the world, the A535 is another road that is used as a test route due to its challenging dips and corners. It also has amazing views to complement the route. At one point on this route you can also see the Lovell Telescope of the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

If you enjoy a sunny summers drive then these are just a few of the great roads that Britain has to offer. These are our favourites, but what are yours?